As the lyric goes, “men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.” That’s the case when it comes to a new Gallup poll showing which president Americans admire most. Former President Barack Obama took the title as America’s Most Admired Man. #44 trumped President Trump in a survey of 1,049 adults across the country, taken between December 4th and 11th.
Taking the title is a breeze for Obama. According to Gallup, this is the 10th consecutive year he has maintained the throne. 17% most admired Mr. Obama, while 14% admired President Trump. In case you’re wondering, Pope Francis came in 3rd with 3% of the votes. Along party lines, Republicans stuck with their leader– 35% of them put their bid in for President Trump, compared with just 1% for Obama.
Still, Mr. Trump can’t seem to get away from his opponents. Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came away with the title of America’s Most Admired Woman, snagging 9% of the votes. It’s Mrs. Clinton’s 16th consecutive year sitting atop that list. Overall, this is the 22nd time Hillary Clinton has been named the most admired woman– more than any other man or woman on this list. She is followed by former First Lady Michelle Obama, who in second place took in 7% of the votes. Gallup has been conducting the poll for the most admired man since 1946 and most admired woman since 1948.
Do you agree with the results? Who do you think the most admired man and woman should be?